Shockwave Therapy2023-03-31T14:16:50-04:00

Parksville Shockwave Therapy

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is quickly becoming the gold standard for treating musculoskeletal conditions and erectile dysfunction (ED).

The advanced Viasure technology improved blood flow, decreases pain and breaks down trigger points to allow for long lasting relief. Although called shockwave therapy, the shockwaves are not actually shocks but sound waves, which penetrate deeply into treatment area tendons. The mild sensation created by this process causes a mechanical irritation that your body perceives as an injury and therefore responds by sending growth factors to the treatment area, increase capillary production and blood flow—all of which help speed the healing process.

Shockwave Therapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions

Whether you are an athlete or just like hitting a round of golf on the weekends, it’s more likely than not that you’ve experienced some chronic pain. Often we chop it off to be “just my bad elbow” or “my bum knee” but it doesn’t have to be that way—and you do not need to be in constant discomfort.

Shockwave Therapy for ED

If you suffer with erectile dysfunction or Peyronie’s disease—you are not alone. Fifty percent of men over the age of 50 experience some level of erectile dysfunction, which is now treatable with this proven technology. Shockwave therapy ED treatments improves the blood flow and regenerates smooth muscle tissue in the penis, which treats the cause of ED rather than treating the symptom.

What conditions can shockwave therapy treat?

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Hamstring/Calf Injuries
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Peyronie’s Disease

Shockwave Therapy FAQs

What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?2022-12-14T16:55:48-05:00

Shockwave therapy is quickly becoming the gold standard for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) and musculoskeletal pain (MSK) because of its many benefits. Along with having an excellent cost vs effectiveness ratio, this treatment is non-invasive and requires no anesthesia. New research and the growing popularity of shockwave therapy in orthopaedics, rehabilitation, and sport medicine, prove competitive athletes through to retired gold enthusiasts can find relief with this advanced treatment.

Is there any downtime associated with shockwave therapy?2022-12-14T16:49:57-05:00

After each of your shockwave therapy sessions, you can return to most regular activities immediately. Some temporary soreness or swelling may be experienced for the first couple days post-treatment, but this is expected as the shockwaves stimulate an inflammatory response to naturally heal the treatment area. Avoid taking any anti-inflammatory medication post-treatment as it can slow down the recovery process. 

Who should not try shockwave therapy?2022-12-14T16:43:03-05:00

Those with circulation or nerve disorders; open wounds; pregnant or breastfeeding; deep vein thrombosis; infection; bone tumour or a metabolic bone condition; should not use shockwave therapy. Those using blood-thinning medications may not be eligible for this treatment. As with any new treatment, always consult with your family doctor.

How long are shockwave therapy treatments?2022-12-14T16:38:54-05:00

While the actual treatment takes approximately 15 minutes, clients should expect additional time added to their visit for RN consultation.

How does shockwave therapy work?2022-12-14T16:36:42-05:00

Shockwave therapy actually uses sound waves to penetrate deeply into treatment area tendons to cause a mechanical irritation. This will cause your body to perceive the sensation as an injury and respond by sending growth factors to the treatment site, restore smooth muscle cells (restore tissue elasticity) and increase blood flow (Angiogenesis). This is an effective treatment for musculoskeletal pain (tennis elbow, etc.) and erectile dysfunction (ED). To learn more about the technology we use at Elegance Sculpting, click here.

Is shockwave therapy painful?2022-12-14T16:28:24-05:00

Despite its name, shockwave therapy does not use shocks, but actually uses sound waves. The treatment produces a mild sensation in the treatment area but is not described by clients as painful. At most, you may feel some tightness during your shockwave therapy session, but will experience immediate relief post-treatment.

How many shockwave therapy treatments will I need?2022-12-14T16:21:43-05:00

As a general rule of thumb, substantial results will be experienced after four to six treatments of shockwave therapy, one treatment per week. This, of course, will vary based on the individual. 

After the first round of sessions, we will enter a waiting period of four to six weeks as the shockwaves will continue to take effect at a cellular level. After the wait period, we are able to reassess and determine if additional maintence treatments are required.  

Murray Coughtrey,


With over 30 years of experience practicing as a Registered Nurse, Murray is dedicated to providing his clients ethical care. He is proud to be the first provider of ViaSure shockwave therapy on Vancouver Island and hopes to provide relief for those suffering with musculoskeletal conditions or ED with this scientifically proven technology.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Treatment

  • 300-600 Pulses/Session

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Treatment

  • 1500-2400 Pulses/Session
  • $2500/6 Treatments
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